We鈥檝e all probably had a post-college roommate at some point or another (you can even use this app to help you find one) 鈥 especially those of us living in more metropolitan areas.


But what if we could take it back to your cozily decorated college dorm life and live in a whole community of people, Friends style (cause what WOULD happen if Friends took place in 2016 or beyond )?

That鈥檚 exactly what the next big trend in housing, co-living, aims to find out.

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Just what is co-living? Basically, it鈥檚 college 2.0 鈥 a (mostly) cheap, modest space with all the essentials that you could ever need, such as Wi-Fi, utilities and housekeeping. Its main draw, however, is its built-in sense of camaraderie. With so many built-in friends, you can rest assured that you鈥檒l always be able to borrow a cup of sugar, should you need it 鈥 you might even find your next committed Netflix partner !

NYC was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon, with facilities such as Pure House (鈥渁 global community of creative misfits and digital nomads鈥) and Common , along with Los Angeles 鈥 its PodShare model (advertised as a 鈥渟ocial network with a physical address鈥) goes as far as to put its residents in the same room with what look like straight up bunk beds 鈥 a littttttle close for comfort if you ask us!

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The trend has even made its way overseas, with London opening The Collective , unique in the sense that it uses a personality test to match up neighbors to like-minded people.

So is co-living for you? Well, according to PodShare, this type of living situation is best suited for 鈥渢ravelers, transitioners and temps鈥 鈥 probably not so much for those looking to settle down.

One thing鈥檚 for sure: It鈥檇 definitely be an adventure!

Would you consider co-living? Let us know over @BritandCo !

(h/t Hello Giggles , photos via Getty and @podshare )